I am going to try to do 20 minutes of writing in my phone today. I spent the morning working on my resume and freaking out more than once when the formatting was being uncooperative.
I definitely yelled aloud more than once before apologizing to the computer because it, “couldn’t understand me anyway.”
I’m trying to get the damn resume to fit into one page because that’s the way I’ve been told is the correct way.
Another conformist rule of society — why does my resume have to be on one page for a graduate school application? I understand that reducing your life’s accomplishments to one 8.5×11 sized paper is the standard, but I’ve never gotten along well with standards anyway.
I might just leave the resume as two pages and take a chance anyway. Half the time I’m working on my application, I’m excited and saying nightly prayers that I get in. The other half of the time — actually, probably way more than half the time — I think this is the worst idea I’ve ever had.
I know that I should try extra hard because one of my professors was kind enough to have a meeting with me and agreed to write me a recommendation. I’m still waiting to hear back from my second recommender…
Then there is this resume bullshit. Besides feeling LAME AF and just black-and-white-text-on-a-Google-Docs-template, it’s causing me unnecessary stress to think about how I can fill in that blank 3-year gap in working and schooling.
I think I’m going to have to approach this differently: mind my p’s and q’s, but don’t kill myself trying to get into the damn school. If they want me (or they need money,) I’ll get in.
If I don’t get into at least one of the two schools I am interested in, then I have a contingency plan for fall anyway.
If the application looks good enough, and I tried my absolute best to get all of the components together, and I have time to do my art and writing, that’s good enough for me.
If I get in, then I’ll take it from there. May 20th deadline & June 15th deadline and I’m almost done with it all? I’m in a way better place than I was last year or the year before based on that alone. 🤣